Remote Automated Wave and Water Level Monitoring System Deployed at Agat Harbor, Guam

by David D. McGehee, Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice


Agat Harbor, Guam is a small boat harbor excavated from a coral reef flat and protected by a detached breakwater. An automated monitoring system was designed and installed to observe wave conditions and water levels inside and outside the harbor. The goals of the monitoring effort are to determine wave transformation characteristics and typhoon surge levels across coral reefs, and compare the actual harbor response to the response predicted by the numerical harbor oscillation model HARBS. The paper describes the design of the monitoring system as it evolved from the objectives of the study, the requirements of the analysis plan, and the constraints of the local environment.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Water waves | Wave measurement | Automation and robotics | Water level | Reefs and sills | Storm surges | Guam | United States

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